Journal article

Nurse-delivered brief interventions for hazardous drinkers with alcohol-related facial trauma: A prospective randomised controlled trial

CA Goodall, AF Ayoub, A Crawford, I Smith, A Bowman, D Koppel, G Gilchrist

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2008

Abstract

AIMS: To assess the impact of two methods of brief nurse-delivered brief interventions in reducing drinking variables in hazardous drinkers with alcohol-related facial injuries. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial of two brief interventions involving hazardous drinkers with facial trauma in three Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery outpatient clinics in the West of Scotland; 194 patients were recruited and randomised to have either a nurse-led brief motivational intervention (intervention group) or a leaflet about alcohol misuse (control group). Patients were followed up at 3 and 12 months after the intervention and drinking variables reassessed. RESULTS: A brief motivational intervention for ..

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